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Paul Menard Wins Opening Pocono Practice

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Paul Menard’s new crew chief Danny Stockman, Jr. may have found a little something in his first weekend. Posting a lap of 50.722 seconds (177.438 mph), Menard led opening practice at Pocono Raceway, as he led a trio of Joe Gibbs Racing Toyotas to have the quickest time. Denny Hamlin led …

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2016 Frontstretch Podcast – Episode 16: Indy Attendance, TV Biz and The Jeff Gordon Effect

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On this week’s podcast, Matt Stallknecht is joined by weekly guest Aaron Bearden to discuss a number of topics before this weekend’s Brickyard 400, including… Breakdown/Recap of the 2016 Brickyard 400 Brickyard 400 attendance woes The cultural pull of Indianapolis Increased Brickyard 400 TV ratings The “Jeff Gordon Effect” Dissecting the 2017 …

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Holding a Pretty Wheel: Thoughts on a Changing NASCAR

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It’s almost a week later, and I’m still reflecting on last weekend’s race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Not because of the race — those have never been particularly compelling at a track steeped in someone else’s history — but because of an impromptu finale between two of the best drivers …

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